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Maximize Additive Manufacturing Productivity with Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Topology Optimization Software

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ topology optimization software boosts additive manufacturing productivity

The cautious designs generated using previous testing methods, which focused primarily on the issue of flow, were never sufficient to unlock any notable additive manufacturing advantages. To fully realize the lost potential in additive manufacturing, topology optimization (TO) must be applied to fluid flow. TO promotes gradient-based design for automatic optimization that creates early engineering-driven goals without a starting, baseline design and, in addition, satisfies packaging requirements with its optimal product performance.

TO, a part of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software solutions, offers a complete platform to address fluid/thermal challenges. It uses a level-set UI with stated limitations and cost function that is adaptable.

Early design development using Simcenter STAR-CCM+ topology optimization exceeds additive manufacturing specifications

Careful design methods and conflicting engineering issues, found in flow/thermal design, is remedied with clearly defined design envelopes and planned objectives, as well as the adaptable cost analysis that is found in an optimal topology optimization tool, like Simcenter STAR-CCM+ topology optimization by Siemens.

This software system, which is a component of the Siemens Xcelerator product portfolio, will:

  • optimize additive manufacturing designs

  • fulfill engineering requirements early on

  • create space-efficient designs

  • enhance heat efficiency and flow paths for improved performance

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